New York

Bryan Hunt

Blum Heiman Gallery

Bryan Hunt’s sculptures are derived from the shapes and volumes of bodies of water. The forms are cast in metal and placed on the floor; they have planar tops and jagged bottoms, indicating the changing depths of the water. Some have “holes” which translate into islands. Each work is small, and the tops—the “surface” of the water—tip at different angles. There is also one drawing of a blimp. The relationship between lakes and blimps is that we are meant to be flying over the lakes, experiencing the sculptures from a bird’s-eye point of view. As we tilt and turn in the air, our sense of “level” stays the same while the surface of the earth (and water) seems to go crooked, or tip.

Though Hunt fails to do what he wants to do, he’s involved in something interesting. But he relies too heavily on the viewer’s ability to rethink the scale of the gallery space, and continually to suspend his normal

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